WORLD CHAMPION SIGNATURE BLOCKS
Until Timothy Burbank Allen, aka Tim Allen, father of Kristin Allen, world champion acrobatic gymnast (& young actor Kyle Allen (“The Path”)), “reeled” me (his description) into a relationship with him, I had never heard of acrobatic gymnastics. Tim explained that, in consultation with one of Kristin’s coaches, he had developed a unique design and enjoyed building & selling Acro Blocks. He enlisted me to purchase domain names and website hosting, and serve as the website designer/administrator to establish and maintain an online presence for the Acro Blocks business venture. He assured me that Kristin had authorized the use of her name and image, and her endorsement would be the dominant aspect of the marketing strategy since she autographed each pair of blocks sold. Additionally, Tim represented that the Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation would directly benefit because he planned to donate a portion of the proceeds from every sale of blocks to that organization.
I was happy to invest my time, talents, and finances because Tim said he loved me and was “enthusiastic” about what he called our “bright future.” My work was a tangible expression of my love for & commitment to Tim and the life I genuinely believed we would have together. So I devoted countless hours — as well as my money — to learning about the sport, getting the website up and running, networking with members of the acro community, publicizing and marketing Acro Blocks, and facilitating sales.
Tim lied repeatedly and broke every promise he made me. He betrayed and abandoned me in every way that one human being can conceivably abandon another — physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually and, in this case, financially. He demonstrated a capacity for cruelty that defies description and nearly destroyed me because, believe it or not, I had never in my life been so expertly “played” or subjected to that level of cruelty.
Tim continues to fail and refuse to honorably and honestly resolve the issues pertaining to the Acro Blocks business venture, including but not limited to the financial issues. My kindness, generosity, and unconditional support, love, and adoration have proven inadequate to inspire him to deal with me with integrity, dignity, and respect.
Bottom line: I paid all costs of the Acro Blocks online business presence, in addition to providing my services. Tim collected — and continues to collect — all sales revenue generated. He left me holding the proverbial bag without even having the integrity to reimburse me for the funds I expended (to say nothing of the value of my time). It hurts my heart to say that he is a quintessentially dishonorable deadbeat who lacks the common decency to pay for what he received. His unscrupulous, unethical behavior has been and continues to be enabled and abetted by the other person(s) and organization(s) affiliated with and who have benefited, both directly and indirectly, from sales of Acro Blocks, including but not limited to Kristin Allen and Karen Sprague.
For me, the most important question is always, “What have I learned?” In this case, the words attributed to Vanessa Kerry are perfect:
I believed in and supported Tim, despite all of the “baggage” (again, his description) he brought to our relationship. I fought for what I believed was a beautiful, authentic relationship that I truly thought would be lasting and the last relationship of my life. When I discovered Tim had lied — and not just to me, but to everyone in his life — I had no choice but to tell the truth, consistent with my own moral compass. I did my best, even though my best was far from perfect. Most importantly, I loved, cherished, and adored Tim with my whole being, even though that obviously wasn’t and isn’t enough to motivate him to simply “do the right thing.”
Tim once wrote to me, in part, “Please don’t let either of us turn what we have together into another one of my ‘messes.'” If Tim had actually meant those words, he could have made ethical choices that would have produced a different result. Instead, the Acro Blocks business venture, like our relationship, is another one of Tim’s self-described “messes.”
This site will remain online — in testament to all of the above — unless/until Tim finally does the right thing.
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